Dog''s in the water... - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Out There > Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 04-20-2002
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 33
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
808state is on a distinguished road
Dog''''s in the water...

My wife and I will be cruisng next year with our German Shepard. I was wondering if it is safe to let the dog swim in the ocean off of the boat. I don''t want to see him become lunch for a hungry shark or cudda. Thanks all !
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 05-04-2002
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
corvette4_5_4 is on a distinguished road
Dog''''s in the water...

IF you do decide to try this, I would suggest a chest harness is mandatory for the pooch so that you can get him out of the water quickly and easily. We used to swim a friends golden retriever in the S.F. Bay without any tragedies but getting him back in the boat was a major hassle without a harness. Unless the ''Cuda''s are on steroids they will not mess with something this large but those other toothy critters are a different story !!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 05-08-2002
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 159
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 13
MaryBeth is on a distinguished road
Dog''''s in the water...


Before you go out, teach the dog how to get back on the boat. Have a ladder down for him. If he realy likes to swim, then you won''t have any worries about him getting back on the boat.

Otherwise, have a life jacket on him. Dogs can swim, but not forever.

Best wishes,
Mary
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 05-12-2002
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 33
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
808state is on a distinguished road
Dog''''s in the water...

Thanks for your reply. Are you telling me that our dog is in jepoardy while swimming more than us humans? Our dog likes water and will want to swim. My wife and I would hate to see him meet his end by a reef shark or similar sea creature. I''ve seen adventure documentaries on the Discovery Channel with a guy who has a dog that jumps out of the dinghy to swim sometimes a quarter mile to shore with no incident. Is he just lucky, or is he pushing his luck? Thanks!
Bob P.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 05-12-2002
RobGallagher's Avatar
HANUMAN
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Noank, Connecticut, USA
Posts: 1,330
Thanks: 7
Thanked 15 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 14
RobGallagher is on a distinguished road
Dog''''s in the water...

I would say your dogs chances of getting bitten by something "toothy" are about the same as yours. In other words, your dog has a better chance of getting struck by lightning then bitten by a shark.

Dogs need PFD''s when swimming off a boat! When they start to get tired they just keep doing the doggie paddle since they can''t tread water or float. It will also make it easier to get them on board. You might even be able to rig the boom or use a davit to lift them aboard if you don''t have a walk through transom
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 05-21-2002
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 159
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 13
MaryBeth is on a distinguished road
Dog''''s in the water...


Rob''s right. The chances of him getting chomped are as even as yours.

The main thing is that you and yours can climb back on the boat, while the dog can''t. Have him in a vest, but also teach him how to get back aboard the boat on the ladder. A dog in the water can climb aboard a boat from a ladder - I''ve seen it in Naples and in Fort Lauderdale and in Key West. Teach him this to give you peace of mind, then go and have fun.

Best Wishes,
MaryBeth
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MacGregor 26 vs. ? jiml2p Boat Review and Purchase Forum 199 10-01-2012 03:34 PM
Windward performance deseely General Discussion (sailing related) 21 04-01-2012 03:42 PM
Osmosis in integral FG water tanks sailawaysteve Gear & Maintenance 4 11-28-2007 11:10 PM
water ballast musolmar Boat Review and Purchase Forum 8 09-26-2004 05:50 PM
what about water balast ? AbelCasillas1 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10 08-15-2004 07:07 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:32 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.